The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio is an invitation to imagine the 3rd millenium! The concept car designed to attract super sports cars enthusiasts! I am just impressed by the ambitious material innovations that are truly impressive and futuristic…
FUTURISTIC TERZO MILLENNIO
The 2017 concept car physically imagines technology theories of tomorrow, while sustaining visual intrigue, breath-taking performance and the visceral emotion found in every dimension of a Lamborghini. The technological goal of the project is to enable Lamborghini to address the future of the super sports car in five different dimensions: energy storage systems, innovative materials, propulsion system, visionary design and emotion.
ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM
The strategy of creating super sports cars with uncompromising performance generates Lamborghini’s motivation to revolutionize the approach to energy storage. The brand moves away from conventional batteries by investigating the potential of super capacitors to equip the Terzo Millennio.
The objective is to work on the development of a storage system able to deliver high peak power. It would have to regenerate kinetic energy with very limited influence from aging and cycling during the vehicle’s life. Add to this challenge, the ability to symmetrically release and harvest electric power. Lamborghini collaborates with Professor Mircea Dinca to overcome the limits of today’s technology. They want to close the gap on conventional batteries’ energy density. Doing so, while preserving the high power, symmetrical behavior and the very long lifecycle related to supercapacitor technology.
Lamborghini is enhancing its ability to develop features and functions that take lightweight materials to the next level. Maintaining the brand leadership in the design and production of carbon fiber structures. Lamborghini investigates the new manufacturing routes for carbon fiber materials constituting the bodyshell of the Terzo Millennio. This technological advance would also act as an accumulator for energy storage. It would enable the complete body of the car to be used as a storage system.
Hold on to your seat now… The project ultimate goal would combine the technology to continuously monitor the whole carbon fiber structure with the concept of “self-healing”. That’s the part I’m most excited about, I can’t wait to see a car capable of such “magic”! Especially since I’m a pro at scratching cars… Imagine a car with the ability to conduct its own health monitoring to detect cracks and damages. A self-repairing process would start via micro-channels filled with healing chemistries. Therefore reducing to zero the risks of small cracks propagating further in the carbon fiber structure. Ultimately allowing further weight reduction with increased use of carbon fiber.
LAMBORGHINI DESIGN & EMOTION
The Terzo Millennio is the visionary outcome conceived by the Lamborghini Centro Stile to express future design elements. They take into account the radical changes in technology and anticipate elements of forthcoming Lamborghini design.
As a result of the change in technologies the design can be a radical expression of aerodynamic supremacy. The entirely new architecture is totally dedicated to perfecting airflow. Inspired by race cars, the highly advanced monocoque can be modelled to only contain the energy accumulation system and driver’s/co-driver’s seats.
Fundamental to a futuristic Lamborghini hypercar is sustaining the emotion of driving a Lamborghini. To create an immersive driver experience. The responsiveness of the electric motors and dynamic body control system will enhance the driver’s experience. Projecting the driver into the third millennium. Finally, the aerodynamics and innovative lightweight approach will result in a new dimension of longitudinal as well as lateral dynamics. A combination like no other until today in the field of electrified cars.
To conclude, I can’t wait to hear the 838 horsepower hybride beast in action someday. The production was started for the few lucky persons able to spend 2,5 millions dollars on this amazing car!